Glasgow & West Scotland

Cranhill Park murder: Photo released of Jean Campbell

Jean Campbell
Mrs Campbell's body was found in Cranhill Park on Saturday morning

Police have released a photograph of a 53-year-old woman who was murdered in a park in Glasgow's east end.

The body of Jean Campbell was found in Cranhill Park, off Edinburgh Road, at about 07:40 on Saturday.

Mrs Campbell is believed to have been walking her German Shepherd dog, which was found near her in the park.

She was last seen by a member of her family at about 17:00 on Friday. Police are trying to establish what time she left her home to walk the dog.

Police said they were treating Mrs Campbell's death as murder following a post-mortem examination.

Det Chief Insp Colin Carey said: "Extensive inquiries are ongoing in the local area to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death and a motive for this murder.

"Detectives are currently trying to piece together Mrs Campbell's last movements.

"She was last seen by a family member around 5pm on Friday night, so I would urge anyone who saw her between then and Saturday morning to come forward.

"Her German Shepherd-type dog was with her in the park, so we are trying to establish when she left her house to take the dog for a walk.

He added: "I would also like to reassure the local people that there are extra police patrols in the area, and anyone with any concerns should speak to officers."

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